The Minnesota fall musky bite is in full swing, and while its not uncommon to catch a 50+ inch musky throughout the cold water period, it’s extremely rare to catch two of them at the same time.
Well, that exact phenomenon just happened this past weekend out in Western Minnesota.
Here’s a short synopsis of the events that unfolded:
Sam Bauer was working a shallow running jerkbait over a massive weed flat when he had a massive musky follow him up to the boat. The fish examined the bait for a period of time, but decided not to bite.
Not long after that encounter, Jason Aleshire saw the bobber go down on his sucker rig. He got a good hookset on the fish and quickly fought it up to the boat. After a quick examination, it was obvious that this was the same fish that followed Sam’s jerkbait just a handful of minutes earlier.
James Lindner scooped Jason’s trophy fish (51 inches) into the net, but the battle wasn’t quite over yet.
Before they could get the big musky in the net, they noticed there was another big fish (49 inches) following close behind. Once Jason’s fish was in the net, Nick Lindner tossed his sucker out to the big follower. This is about the time Sam Bauer filming the scene on his iPhone.
Musky #2 t-boned Nick’s sucker and the fight was on! After a short multi-minute battle, there was 100 inches of musky inside their big Stowmaster net.
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